Former RSS chief K Sudershan Friday claimed Christianity was born in India and that it‚Äôs a mere extension of Buddhism , whose tenets Jesus Christ learnt here.
‚ÄúJesus lived in India from his 13th year to 30th year and was impressed by Buddhism‚Äôs emphasis on compassion and peace and took the teachings back home in Israel where he was born. The king felt he was creating opinion against him. His men nailed him to a cross. No one dies of nailing on the cross. His disciples treated him and he came back to India,‚ÄĚ Sudershan claimed. ‚ÄúHe was not an outsider. He was one among us.‚ÄĚ...
God is permitting Satan to craft an ecumenical interfaith 'jesus' or 'make up your own 'jesus'' that will lead to a very false Christianity (Great Harlot of Babylon) that all religions of THE WORLD can accepts and which embraces all the religions of THE WORLD
IMHO the apologetics genuine born again Christians need is to first take on and stand against the false Christianity of Roman Catholicism as IMHO ultimately all false religions (even Islam) will have somekind of embracing or submission to Catholicism and the Papacy, THEREFORE if we stand for the Truth of Christ against the errors and heresies of the RCC we will be equipped as needed to stands against other false religions as well.
Not the first time I've heard this. This argument that the "lost years" of Christ were spent in India learning Yoga is also advanced in Swami Kriyananda's book "Revelations of Christ". If you are involved with apologetics, this is a good book to read and analyze.
Not the nails themselves no. It's the process of holding ones arms outstreatched supporting your entire body weight on the nails through the feet and ankles that wears a person out. When they relax they fall lower with their arms above head height with all their weight streatching them out, causing them to be unable to breath. In order to breath you must again put the tension on the ankles, causing more pain. Eventually the person cannot hold themselves up and so they die of suffication. That is why in the Bible the soldiers who wanted to hurry up the execution broke the legs of the theivs, so they would not be able to support themselves any longer. A brutal way to die. Death was it's purpose. The chant in the Bible was "Kill him" not merely hurt him.
K Sudershan doesn't even know how crucifixion works. I doubt his knowledge of christianity and buddhism based on inconsistant statements he makes about them.